Why do Chinese people claim they are so much harder working than Westerners & the evidence is otherwise?

China has a nominal GDP of less than $3500/capita which makes it a poor country. Yet Chinese claim they are "hard working". (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita ) If they are hard working, so much harder working than "lazy westerners", why ... show more China has a nominal GDP of less than $3500/capita which makes it a poor country. Yet Chinese claim they are "hard working".

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita )

If they are hard working, so much harder working than "lazy westerners", why are Western countries so much richer than China? Or put another way: why is China so poor if its people are as good as they claim they are?
Update: Now: do you have any evidence to support your assertions? They remain unsubstantiated stereotypes.
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